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Putting Local Business First Bringing a Community Together


October 2019

Issue 103

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We start this welcome sharing our excitement at learning we are a finalist in the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. Thank you for all the lovely encouraging comments we have received since we found out. There is plenty in this issue. Firstly, if you have not yet visited Painshill Park (featured on the cover) we have a ticket offer of 2 for 1 for you. See article on p25 for details). Autumn colours are spectacular there so do take advantage of it. Talking of trees, the season for planting is coming. We hear from one resident who mobilised his street to get the Tree Wardens to plant trees. This service is available to anyone in the borough. We bring you opportunities for getting and keeping fit. We tell the story of Sunbury s Victorian art

October 2019 school and we meet a star from Sunbury, Mike from The Overtones. Finally, you will notice it is OK now to mention that Christmas is coming! The Sunbury Christmas Market is on December 5th. Do come and make it a special evening. Photo: Here and now Photography

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Old St Saviours Church, Sunbury 4 Nigel Peterken RIP 7 Coffee with Overtones Mike 8 Village Matters is Awards Finalist 10 Sunbury Christmas Market 12 Crafting & Quilting for 30 Years 14 5 Years Making Sunbury Laugh 18 MTYC Celebrate Dunkirk Veterans 20 St Ignatius Parents in Fund Raiser 22 Helping Sunbury Get Fit & Healthy 23 Have You Discovered Painshill Park? 25 Cancer Rehab Through Exercise 26 Recipe of the Month 34 Hazelwood Park Run 36 The Importance of Cow Dung! 39 Sunbury s Victorian School of Art 41 St Mary s Newsletter 43 LOSRA Says 45 The Re-Greening of Saxonbury 48 Ted s Talk 51 Kempton Park - It s Not Over Yet! 52 Gardening Matters 55 What s On/Noticeboard 59/61 Ad Index/Prices/Deadlines 62

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Old St Saviour s Church, Sunbury By Nick Pollard

When the railway arrived at what was then Sunbury Common in 1864, the area surrounding the old turnpike road from Hampton to Staines was mainly open fields. The village of Sunbury was clustered around the parish church of St. Mary s by the river, about a mile away from the new station. However the convenience of being located near to the station soon attracted developers, and houses, shops, pubs etc. soon began to be built in the vicinity, leading to the development of what became known as Upper Sunbury (the original Saxon settlement being called Lower Sunbury or Sunbury Village). In an age when church attendance was higher than it is today, the rapidly increasing size of the population of Sunbury, coupled with the distance people had to travel to church, led to demands for a church to be provided in Upper Sunbury. These demands bore fruit in 1870, when a tin church was opened as a daughter church of St. Mary s, on a site in Staines Road West which had been given for the purpose the previous year. These so-called tin churches were made of corrugated iron sheeting, and could be purchased in kit form in various sizes from suppliers. The original tin church was of course only regarded as a temporary measure, and by 1881, when the Ecclesiastical District of St. Saviour s was created in its own right, a brick building replaced it, which is the building shown in the photo. It seems however that a still larger building was contemplated, and in about 1893 work began on an enlarged church, with the construction of a new Lady Chapel at the altar end (unusually for a church, the altar was on the north rather than the east, no doubt due to the limitations of the site). This is the higher section to the right of the photo, constructed from alternate layers of brick and stone which give the striped effect. In 1886 the vicarage for the church was erected some distance away, on land given to the church by the Misses Gough. It gave its name to Vicarage Road. It may be that this was what decided the parish authorities to abandon work on rebuilding the church in Staines Road, in favour of a new church adjacent to the Vicarage, the current building. The old church, no longer needed, was sold off, becoming a garage for many years before being demolished in 1971 to make way for offices. A plaque on the building marks the site of the original church. The History of Ashford Hospital by Nick Pollard will be the subject of the next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, on Tuesday 15th October at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton. The meeting starts at 8pm and all are welcome, ÂŁ2 for non-members. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts




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Nigel Peterken

18th March 1962 – 21st August 2019 By Jeanette Peterken

Nigel meant so many different things to so many different people and everyone writing about him would have their own personal understanding of this very special man. Nonetheless, I know that everyone would agree that he was a one off - totally unique, with the kindest, most gentle nature; a calm and modest charisma, with a naughtiness, that everyone loved – he made you smile and feel very special. Nigel was born in New Zealand and remained the hippy kiwi with the pony tail despite having lived in England for well over 30 years. But he loved it here, so when it came to rugby matches, he wasn t particularly fussed whether England or New Zealand won; obviously, as long as it wasn t Australia!

begin his next adventure, Woodenzone. His love of driftwood had begun when he was a child, but he had never lost sight of his desire and vision to bring this driftwood back to life. So from 2001, Nigel went back to his homeland every year, to scour the wild beaches of New Zealand s south island for the perfect pieces; his love of driftwood and his passion for creating unique sculptures and furniture never wavered.

He particularly loved Sunbury; the odd discussion we had about moving, was very quickly quashed, with Nigel saying, But, there s nowhere as pretty as Sunbury village and our stretch of the river. And, that was that, discussion closed.

Sadly, on the morning of 12th December last year, during what was to be Nigel s final visit to New Zealand, he phoned us with the devastating news that he had lung cancer and from that second, our lives changed forever. During the months that followed, everything sped along too quickly, but he never complained or felt sorry for himself and right up until the end, he thought about us, his family.

He loved the whole community of the village and loved being such an integral part of it all himself; Sunbury had truly become home to Nigel. Being in the regatta was one of the highlights of Nigel s year and I don t think he missed a single year since we moved into French Street in the late eighties, steering many a pub Dongola to victory!

As a son, brother, cousin, nephew, friend, husband and father he is so loved and will be so greatly missed every minute of every day.

But alongside all this was an extremely talented designer, with the courage and self-belief to go it alone. Nigel set up Sage Design in his mid-twenties and developed an impressive client list over the following fourteen years, but when design became digital, he decided to hang up his commercial pantone pens and To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

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Coffee with Overtones Mike Crawshaw By Monica Chard, Editor Sunbury boasts many residents of artistic talent: writers, artists and singers. We met up with local singer Mike Crawshaw recently to hear about his rise to fame and his latest exploits with his band, The Overtones. Mike moved to Sunbury with wife Kerry, a couple of years ago (see left) and is loving the village. His band, The Overtones, is a vocal harmony group inspired by some of the greats of the 50 s and 60 s, singing both covers and original songs. Mike didn t discover he had any talent for singing until at 18 he was cast in Jesus Christ Superstar at drama college and found he was quite good at it. He decided to pursue his dream, cutting his teeth at Open Mic nights in London. He joined forces with fellow performers he met on the circuit, set up a band with them and started knocking on the doors of record labels. It was a bit like Jersey Boys said Mike we had a lot of doors shut in our faces . The band decided they needed a focus so applied for the X Factor in 2009 making it through to the last boot camp. Rejection at this point was hard to take. None of the members had any money. Mike remembers making a pot of stew on a Sunday and it having to make it last the whole week. They were poor indeed and took the decision to do some painting and decorating to help the cashflow. Working together also gave them the chance to practice during breaks. One of these coffee break singing sessions was heard by a passing pedestrian who turned out to be a talent scout for Warner Music. She arranged a meeting with senior execs and all of a sudden The Overtones had a record deal. The hard work had just begun and in the early years it was only Warner who made any money. But Mike thinks back fondly of the lucky break they were given and is eternally grateful for it. Great experiences followed. A performance at the Queens diamond jubilee at Buckingham Palace was one of the pinch me moments, with a crowd of 250,000 in The Mall. The New Years Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin televised to 20 million is another. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


Mike Crawshaw, second from left and his group The Overtones The Overtones is now running their own record label and manage themselves. With new band member Jay James (also of X Factor fame), they will shortly be embarking on their 9th headline tour and it is promising to be another sell out. Their music has wide appeal. Mike says they met a family represented across 4 generations at one of their gigs. As well as a certain nostalgic appeal of some of the great old classics, The Overtones is bringing their own twist to the music. They feel a sense of responsibility to such an important genre, respecting the original but adding their own slant to it as well. The band also has a deep connection with their fans. The Christmas show is a party, with everyone dancing, even the band members joining in amongst the audience. Mike is very down to earth. He remembers where he came from and does not take the good times for granted. The poor years makes him appreciate success all the more. When I asked if he had any words of wisdom for youngsters who want to make it big on X Factor and be rich and famous he smiles my message would be to follow your dreams, don t give up but make sure you enjoy doing what you are doing . One thing is for sure, Mike will not need to be doing any decorating again! The Overtones will be performing at G Live in Guildford on December 17th. (info at www.theovertones.tv) We have a pair of tickets for some lucky person. Just email monica@villagematters.co.uk with the title OVERTONES by November 4th. Remember to include your name and address.


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Village Matters is Finalist of Spelthorne Means Business Awards 2019 What an honour! Village Matters Ltd, which runs Sunbury Matters, Shepperton Matters, Walton Matters and Molesey Matters, is a finalist in the Spelthorne Means Business awards this year. The event will take place on October 17th at the Orangery, Shepperton Studios. Fingers crossed! Also shortlisted from Sunbury is Samara Cuisine, the Lebanese dining company based in the heart of Sunbury village and the Harfield Dance Studios. There are 12 categories celebrating businesses large and small across the borough. It is a chance for Spelthorne borough to showcase the very best, showing that it really does mean business. High street shops are struggling. Independent shops are under threat from large chains and online shopping, so it is great to see small independents like Quality Fruit & Flowers and the butcher, James of Shepperton, also shortlisted. Quality Fruit & Flowers are not only finalists in the Best Business in Shepperton/Charlton, but also in the category of Best Corporate Social Responsibility, where they will be taking on the might of both Tesco and McDonalds. Go girls!! What a story of David and Goliath that would be. Of course we recognise the value to our communities that these big companies can make, but we do cherish the community spirit of the smaller operations who go that extra mile to offer great personal service. Good luck to everyone. We will bring you results in the November magazine.

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Sunbury Christmas Market - Dec 5th 2019 By Monica Chard, Editor

A village is defined by community. Without local events there is no heart. Without volunteers there are no events. But without these events, there is more of a knock on effect than you may realise. These village events are fund raisers, putting money towards good causes or towards making Sunbury a better place to live. So we need to make sure we keep the heart of the village beating by supporting our events. We have already written articles about events in the village which may be in jeopardy. Sunbury Open Gardens, lovingly put on for so many years by the same long serving volunteers is at risk of not happening next year, which will affect local charities who benefit from the fund raising. Christmas is coming. But what does that have to do with the flowering baskets in Lower Sunbury? Simply this. The proceeds (most) from the Sunbury Christmas Market, from the

Salvation Army will be playing carols again

stalls, the raffle and Santa s Grotto at Laura s Hair & Beauty, are put directly towards paying for the flowering baskets in the village the following summer. If the Christmas event does not happen, there will be no flowers, which we have all been enjoying and that would be a shame for us all. We are currently selling stalls for the event. If you would like one, they are ÂŁ50 or ÂŁ120 if you are selling food. Last year we had close to 30 stalls selling gifts, food and novelties. The Salvation Army is booked to come and play favourite Christmas carols from 6.30pm. We will have the usual Christmas raffle and will be selling tickets in advance via van Wonderen and Skinners. Also available from Tony s Hairdressing in Vicarage Road. We have some hard working volunteers making sure the event all goes smoothly. Thanks to those who are getting involved. What we need you to do, Sunbury, is come to the event, either as a stall holder or a visitor. Sing your hearts out at the carols, spend plenty of money on the raffle and Santa s Grotto (always a great success) and have a great time. The date is Thursday December 5th 5-8.

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Quilting and Crafting for 30 Years By Paul Chard


This October marks the 30th anniversary of an independent business in Bridge Road, Molesey. Creative Quilting was founded on October 28th, 1989. Starting with about 5 bolts of brown fabrics. Things have changed somewhat since then and now the shop shelves are full of vivid colours and inspirational projects. Last month, I enjoyed a very inspirational coffee with founder, Valerie Nesbitt.

It s rare nowadays for an independent business to thrive for so long. Today s commercial climate is not easy to navigate. However, I noticed from my first sip of cappuccino, that the sheer enthusiasm and dedication that Valerie possesses has clearly helped her through. Her passion was ignited at an early age. Valerie s mother had always encouraged her and at school she also learnt dressmaking. However, it was while living in Oxfordshire a neighbour introduced Valerie to patchwork and the dream took off. After she moved with her husband, the idea of opening a shop became a must. So, in 1989 Valerie took the lease on premises at 3 Bridge Road, where Dish now stands. After an initial issue with the landlord Valerie bought the whole site and Creative Quilting was on its way. The business grew and in 2000 moved to the current address at number 32, previously an antique shop. Valerie loves passing on her joy of patchwork and quilting. Selling the fabric is not enough, an attitude that has clearly helped. Valerie and the team at Creative Quilting are all addicted quilters, who love passing on their skills. The shop now has different areas to accommodate all from beginners to experts. You can turn up and just sew, turn up and sew with help, or sign up for project based formal tuition. There are also free demonstrations, workshops clubs and groups. Take a look at the Autumn Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


classes on offer at: http:// www.creativequilting.co.uk/contents/en-uk/ d750.html One thing it is not, is intimidating. With the love for teaching that Valerie has, you will be in safe hands. Valerie is also very keen on recycling and upcycling. Bring in your old materials and the team will help; quilts, cushions, table runners, place mats and wall hangings are all possibilities. With Christmas coming up, perhaps now is the time to start thinking about that exclusive, individual and bespoke present. If you don t have a machine, no problem. Valerie and her team have all you need. Valerie tells me that a cushion can be made in just a few hours! Creative Quilting is also very part of the community and has a strong link with charity work. As Valerie puts it herself it is not necessarily all about the end product Patchwork and Quilting can be therapeutic. It can help you to slow down. It s social and it also can be a remarkable stress buster. It s also about enjoyment. Pop in and have a chat. The team will always help. 32 Bridge Road, Molesey, KT8 9EU


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Beware of Swooping Buzzards

We were shocked to read of the experience of one of our readers recently. Walking up the cut at Thames Water on the way up to Hampton station, Sally Friend was swooped on by a buzzard and sustained a vicious 5 minute onslaught. It came at her with its talons outstretched, landing on her head and shoulders. Sally says the rest is rather a blur, but it would not give up and a determined battle ensued. The bird finally flew off and Sally was left grazed, bruised and very shaken. When she reported the incident to Surrey Police she was told there had been several reports of attacks on joggers and cyclists. She has learned since from the RSPB that buzzards are finding it increasingly difficult to find food because there are so many of their kind competing for it. The BBC has carried reports of attacks on cyclists and there is even a video showing an attack (see still on right). This might sound like a scene from Hitchcock s The Birds but it really did happen in Sunbury, so beware!

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Laughing Chili Making Sunbury Laugh for 5 Years By Monica Chard, Editor Do you realise that Sunbury has a top comedy club, with regular evenings hosting household names? If not, once you read this you will kick yourself at what you have missed out on! Laughing Chili was founded by local, Stu Turner, who has lived in Ashford and Sunbury all his life. He himself has been a comedy magician for over 25 years, and performed all over the UK. Highlights include appearing at the London Palladium, and supporting the late Bob Monkhouse at Lakeside Country Club in Surrey. Stu used to be in a comedy double act years ago, and remembers appearing at the Sunbury Working Man s Club, and almost setting himself alight during a comedy fire juggling routine! Last time we saw Stu on stage he was attempting to cut Mr C s hand off (see photo). Stu realised there were no good comedy nights in the local area so to rectify matters he set up Laughing Chili himself in November 2014. Looking around at venues he came across the Riverside Arts Centre, which was perfect. With its smaller studio space as well as the main theatre style hall, the venue was ideal to stage a variety of comedy and cabaret nights in Sunbury, both larger and smaller. Having its own bar and fantastic facilities, right in the middle of the village, the RAC is a hidden gem which even many locals still don t know about. Laughing Chili attracts some top names in comedy: Bobby Davro, Stephen K Amos, Zoe Lyons, Bob Mills, Simon Brodkin, Hal Cruttenden and the ever hilarious Raymond and Mr Timpkin. These stars and their top quality acts come to little Sunbury to entertain you (are you still wondering how you could ever have missed it?!). This past summer you could see previews to acts heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe for only ÂŁ10 for the whole evening. The format of an evening is a top comedy compere who introduces 3-4 acts. Needless to say, unless you want to be in the limelight, avoid the front row. Although on the only occasion we arrived too late and found ourselves in the spotlight, it was the funniest evening I have spent for a long time. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


So November 2019 will be Laughing Chili s 5th birthday and Stu has plans to celebrate with a few special events. As well as an anniversary special, he is looking at widening the styles of entertainment he puts on, after encouraging comments from audience regulars about how much they enjoy the events he stages. With Halloween approaching, Stu is appearing in a comedy spook magic show in London on Oct 31 st, and will be bringing a special preview of this brand new show to Sunbury on Friday 18th October. Not for the faint hearted, Jitters mixes morbid magic and ghoulish giggles for a frightful night of entertainment. Friday 6th December will be the Christmas Quiz, with a few extra special ingredients thrown in. Hosted by Stu and comedy impressionist Steve Owen, this high tech quiz promises a mix of music, madness, and more traditional rounds, for what promises to be the craziest quiz you ve been to. Then another first for Sunbury is the Laughing Chili Christmas Party. Friday 20th December will see a comedy show, followed by a silent disco until late. With headphones, playing two styles of music you can switch between styles, from 60 s to current day. This will appeal to all ages, and will be a real fun night leading up to Christmas. What could be better for an office party outing? Already on Facebook and Twitter, Laughing Chili has just joined Trip Advisor, and in no time at all has been gathering some lovely 5 star reviews. The night regularly attracts a great mix of supportive regular locals, as well as new faces to the Riverside Arts Centre, who come to enjoy a real variety of acts from the UK comedy circuit. The people of Sunbury are always a lovely and warm audience and hopefully Laughing Chili can continue to entertain them for years to come. So if you have yet to discover Sunbury s amazing comedy, what are you waiting for?




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Middle Thames Yacht Club Celebrates Dunkirk Little Ships in style

In the autumn sunshine last month, crowds had gathered along the banks of the Thames to cheer on the Dunkirk Little Ships as they made their annual trip up the Thames to Weybridge Mariners where the veterans were treated to lunch. They had left Teddington the previous day and before departing Hampton Court had a service of remembrance by the river for the veterans and the little brave Dunkirk boats who had taken part in the historic rescue of so many from the beaches in Normandy. When they reached Sunbury Lock it was crowded with well wishers waving flags. Bunting fluttered in the breeze and music rang out, with hits from the second world war era such as We ll Meet Again . It was rather emotional. Well done to the MTYC for putting on such a show to thank the veterans (those involved now include many who have served in conflict more recently) and make their day even more Photo Jude Browne special. There were veterans from the Korean war this year and also members of the war widows association on board. One Dunkirk veteran who is 100 years old looked as if he enjoyed his day out and is no doubt an inspiration to the youngsters.

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St Ignatius Parents in Fund Raiser for Cancer A bold group of parents in Sunbury has got together to raise money for Cancer Research after the tragic loss of two parents in the community to cancer; Matthew Sawyer, loving father to Nathan and Sebastian, and Kirsty Fuller, beloved mother to Theo, Toby and Henry. Kirsty was born in Sunbury and lived here all her life. St Ignatius has many families in school dealing with cancer and 1 in 2 of us is now likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some point. The school community of staff and parents felt strongly that they wanted to take action to raise money for Cancer Research, to honour the memories of Matthew and Kirsty, and to do what they could to help battle this illness. To date the team has already raised over ÂŁ6000. As part of their fundraising, they entered a team to the Shine Night Walk in London which took place on Saturday 21st September (just after Sunbury The team in training Matters went to print). Some of the group walked 10K, some completed the half marathon and some the full marathon. Rebecca Higgins, part of the team said I wanted to share with our village what can be done when we all come together and show how them how proud I am of our little school . Can you support this great cause? All donations will be very gratefully received! Cancer is happening right now. There is no time to lose! Donate today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Follow the link below. Donating through these pages is simple, fast and totally secure. https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/team/st-ignatius-sunbury

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Helping Sunbury Get Fit and Stay Healthy

There is a new clinic in Lower Sunbury offering sports massage and reformer Pilates. Most of us experience niggles from time to time. We don t sit at desks correctly, we slouch over Ipads and we put pressure on our necks, backs and shoulders. Many of us just ignore the niggles, putting them down to age and hoping they will go away. That is my approach anyway! But I went to see Richu Brar at fitfixtherapy in Lower Sunbury to see what she could do for me. Richu has years of experience in the sports and fitness industry, with experience first in coaching gymnastics, personal training and competing in fitness modelling. She moved onto completing her bachelors in Sports Therapy in which her training enabled a full understanding of anatomy, physiology and application of treatment. Sports massage is not just for sports people, although Richu s clientele includes many sports elite, both pre and post competition, it is also relevant for all ages and should be seen more as rehabilitation than only sports related injuries. Sports massage resets the body, identifies where issues stem from, addresses the problem and gives you the tools to make lifestyle changes to help you. Maybe you have had a fall or accident, well sports massage is a key part of the healing process. And if you fancy getting fitter and stronger to prevent those niggles appearing, then Pilates is a fantastic choice and a holistic approach. Richu offers one to one Reformer Pilates, which in my opinion is something you need to try. It stretches you, strengthens you and makes you feel amazing. It lends itself to safe exercise at all stages of pregnancy and for the elderly, it offers movement patterns to strengthen and encourage ease in every day tasks. Richu is studying nutrition and is keen to bring health and happiness to the local community. With a 20% offer off your first treatment, why not give sports massage or Reformer Pilates a go. It is right on the doorstep and may change your life.

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Have You Discovered Painshill Park? By Monica Chard, Editor

Mr C and I have memberships of lots of local attractions: RHS Wisley, Brooklands Museum and Hampton Court Palace to name but a few. But the most recently acquired membership is proving one of the most popular. Painshill Park (featured on the cover of this months Sunbury Matters), which is on the outskirts of Cobham, is an 18th century landscape garden which was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon. Charles Hamilton who had returned from his Grand Tour of Europe bursting with inspiration from renaissance art and history. This 158 acre garden has something for everyone and makes a great day out. A lake is surrounded by picturesque follies, a Roman temple, even a crystal grotto. There is a vineyard, an ice house and even a Turkish tent, all inspired by overseas travels.

Charles Hamilton s ambitions, however, exceeded his funding, and he was forced to sell the estate in 1773. Painshill was held by a series of private owners over two centuries and ultimately fell into dereliction. Painshill Park Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1981 to restore the landscape garden, now Grade 1 listed. Painshill has undergone significant restoration in recent years. The Visitor Centre, which was opened in 2001, welcomes around 100,000 visitors every year. Painshill currently has To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

over 2,000 members and is supported by over 100 volunteers. In 2011, Painshill received The Queen s Award for Voluntary Service. The wonderful volunteers have also just been further recognised, winning the best volunteer led experience at the annual visitor experience forum. The Painshill Education Centre provides lifelong learning to over 11,000 school children and adults each year. School activities are tailored to the National Curriculum and the landscape gardens enable the education department to offer unique activities that span a variety of subjects including history, science, geography and ecology. Finally, I must mention one of the reasons we visit so often. You are allowed to take dogs in with you, so can enjoy a spectacular walk with your four legged friend (on a lead of course), followed by a coffee and cake at one of two venues on site, the gothic tower or the visitor centre. TICKET OFFER. 2 FOR 1 ENTRY PRICE IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER WHEN YOU SHOW THIS PAGE AT THE TICKET DESK (excludes 26th October 2nd November) Painshill, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE www.painshill.co.uk 25

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Cancer Rehabilitation Through Exercise

By Yani Fish It s widely known that being active can help reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer but it s less well known that studies show a 50% reduction in risk of relapse or secondary cancer if you exercise in the lead up to, during and after your treatment or surgery. After diagnosis, you may feel as if you re facing a battle that you have no choice but to fight, that you want to protect yourself during the battle and arm yourself with all the strength and positivity you can. Get active! Being physically active before treatment can mean you ll experience fewer side effects or that those you do encounter are less severe. Exercise can help you feel more in control and mentally stronger, before and during treatment and also in your recovery. During treatment, regularly exercising reduces your risk of thrombosis or blood clots, helps maintain your bone health and strength and fitness levels. As well as the 50% reduction in your risk of relapse, exercise can help reduce late effects of treatment such as fatigue, or other health problems including heart disease. I m Yani and a few years ago, my best friend was diagnosed with Stage 2 unfavourable Hodgkin s Lymphoma. The cancer was impacting on her vital organs. While sitting with her at her chemo sessions, I started my journey from personal trainer to Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist and that s what I do now, from a private studio in Weybridge or from client s homes all around Surrey. Contact me for more information on 07960 601440, stronginsurrey@gmail.com. And see ad below. November issue closes on October 18th Sunbury Shepperton Walton Molesey

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Bus Stop Move in Green Street

After our piece in last month s Sunbury Matters we are pleased to report that the decision to move the bus stop from its current location at the bottom of Green Street to further up is NOT finalised. Cllr Tim Evans has been in conversations with Surrey Highways to explore alternative options. We will share more when we have any news.

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News from Sunbury Health Centre Saturday Flu Clinics are running on 5th October, 12th October, 26th October, and 2nd November. Appointments can be booked via reception on 01932 713399 You are eligible if you are: • Aged 65 years and over • Aged from 2 to 64 years with a chronic medical condition - visit our website www.sunburyhealthcentre.co.uk or speak to a member of our reception team for more information. *Children from Reception to Year 6 are entitled to have the vaccine at school* Not able to attend a Saturday flu clinic? please speak to reception who will organise an alternative time with the nursing team. If entitled to a shingles and / or pneumonia vaccine please make reception aware. Flu vaccines are a valuable part of our practice income helping to fund our services and future developments.

Our Clinical Pharmacist can provide information or guidance on medication and prescription queries. When you contact us our Reception Team will establish which clinician best suits your needs to ensure you see the right person, at the right time and to answer your queries and questions promptly.


Helping us to help you: You can now contact the practice electronically 24 hours a day via PC, Smartphone or Tablet using our online system Engage Consult. Full details are on our website at www.sunburyhealthcentre.co.uk We have a varied multi-disciplinary team including GP s, Trainee Doctors (ST3 s), Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP), Paramedics, Clinical Pharmacist, Practice Nurses & Health Care Assistants . Our ANP s /Paramedics are trained specialists who can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis, provide advice and treatment including a prescription if required. They can make referrals to hospital and have access to GP s at all times for advice and guidance. Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts

ANP s/Paramedics can treat acute short-term problems including: temperatures, flu-like illnesses, coughs, chest infection, sore throat, tonsillitis, earache, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, stye, nose bleeds, vaginal discharge/itch, urinary tract infections, skin conditions, shingles, eczema, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, joint pains, back pain



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These days it’s rare to find a garage that is used for its original intended purpose... a car! By converting either the whole or part of an integral garage can be a relatively easy and cost effective way of gaining more valuable living space, the creation of a useful guest cloakroom or utility room.

Does converting a garage add value to a property? This is a question we are frequently asked, but which is not a straight forward one to answer as it could depend upon a number of factors: •

By converting the garage, will this negate or greatly restrict parking?

If you have a small garden would building a shed to provide the storage, currently provided by the garage, disproportionately eat into the garden?

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Would it create an imbalance of accommodation to garden size?

Would the uplift in value be outweighed by the cost of the conversion?

Finally, would it detract from your home’s market appeal?

Planning consent is not usually required for an integral garage conversion, as long as it is not enlarging the existing structure or if the permitted development rights have been removed with regard to garage conversions. It is always prudent to contact Spelthorne Borough Council planning authority before proceeding, particularly if you live on a new housing development, in a listed building or in a conservation area. If you have a detached garage, this is a different issue

as the conversion of this into a separate dwelling or habitable space would require planning consent, regardless of who is going to live in it. Building regulations will be required, even if you intend to leave the front facade or retain the front portion of the garage as a storage area. Purely by their design, most garages have insufficient insulation and lower floor levels than the main house. It is therefore a false economy not to comply with building regulations as by doing so you will create a far better, usable living space

with the added peace of mind that you will not cause yourself unnecessary delays and expenditure when you come to sell, irrespective of how long ago the conversion took place. For professional advise on all property matters please contact Owen Miles, Partner, and his friendly, experienced team at Curchods Shepperton.


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Recipe of the Month Granny s Green Tomato Chutney

In memory of my friend and legend Barbie Marke who died in 2018 aged 97. This is the most fantastically tasty way of using up those green tomatoes at the end of the season. Why not make jars for Christmas presents? In true old fashioned style, the ingredients are measured in imperial! The recipe was passed down from her mother, GG!


4lb green (or not very ripe) tomatoes 2 lb cooking apples 1/4 oz dried chilli 3tsp ground ginger or 3oz peeled chopped fresh ginger Salt and pepper 2 oz garlic 2lb demerara sugar 2 pints vinegar 1lb sultanas Cut the tomatoes in halves or quarters, depending on size. Peel and core apples and cut into chunks. Peel garlic and slice. If you prefer, you can use less garlic of course Add all the ingredients to a large jam pan and cook for several hours over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the ingredients are one nice jammy consistency. When cool enough, pour into clean, sterilised jars. Enjoy with cheese on some crusty bread over the next year until the time has come to make some more next year! Pictured with Monica Chard, Barbie Marke (97) and Nina the very naughty Dachshund (15) both now sadly departed. If you have any old family recipes you want to share email monica@villagematters.co.uk

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Parkrun at Hazelwood

I have so often listened to talk in the park amongst dog walkers Are you going to Parkrun? , that I nervously decided to take the plunge! For those of you who don t know what it is, Parkrun is a weekly gathering of locals who run or walk 5K. Hazelwood offered their venue a couple of years ago with the idea of supporting the community and it is ideal. There is parking on site and you can fill up with coffee and bacon butties when you have completed your run. I am not a runner! I have tried it but somehow have not taken to it. So it was with some trepidation that I arrived one glorious Saturday morning at 9am and I could not find a reason not to! People were running, walking, cycling or (in my case) driving to Hazelwood on Croysdale Avenue. There was a happy atmosphere and it was clear that this was not in the least exclusive. Anything but! People of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities were all gathered together. I spoke to one lady who told me she does the Parkrun every week, but always walks it together with another silver haired lady. It is fun to take part she said. Another lady asked what time I was hoping to do. I told her as long as I was done within an hour I would consider it a triumph! Off we went and the greyhounds sprinted on, aiming to beat their personal best. I soon found my place and pace- pretty much at the back. I was lapped by the greyhounds as I was coughing and panting. The wonderful volunteers urged us on at every corner. I may have come in 118th but this was my first run in around 15 years so I was pretty happy with that. Sunbury Health Centre have signed staff up on mass to do the weekly Parkrun. It is a way of showing Sunbury the way to health. Good on them. Good on all of you, young and older who walk, jog or sprint it every week. If you have not yet taken the step, then why not sign up? It is free to register so no excuses! https://www.parkrun.org.uk/hazelwood/

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Can You Help Former Thamesmead Pupil? Formerly Lucy Downes, I am an independent Filmmaker originally from Sunbury-onThames and Thamesmead School, Shepperton. I moved to Argentina in 2014 and quickly began to realise what a male dominated society it is. Following the Ni Una Menos campaign against domestic violence, there was yet another huge struggle women faced – the rights to their own bodies – safe and legal abortion. Leading up to a senate vote on the law change, I felt compelled to document the country s divide. Working with talented Presenter/ Journalist Andrew Gold, we decided to make this important film. In Abortion: My Body, Their Choice we challenge the aptly nicknamed Crazy Baby Lady (an extremist pro-lifer ), meet an Irish immigrant who underwent a horrendous backalley abortion in Buenos Aires prior to the law change in Ireland, and a doctor who d performed abortions on rape victims as young as 9. I also went undercover, equipped with pregnant urine, to expose a manipulative rogue

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abortion clinic. Making a film is expensive, but we re passionate about this topic and feel this story needs to be told. We re currently running a crowd-funding campaign (until 06.10.19) to pay for final post-production. Sharing, liking, donating if possible, no matter the size, will help us reach our target to finish the film. https://igg.me/at/mybodytheirchoice Without legal abortion, women are turning to illegal options under horrific conditions and attempting dangerous home abortions using anything from knitting needles, to coat hangers and stalks of parsley. We hope to finish our film before the next vote to increase pressure for a law change. Abortion remains illegal in N.Ireland, parts of the USA and Australia, and many other countries worldwide. Campaign: https://igg.me/at/ mybodytheirchoice Twitter: @My_Body_Film Instagram: @mybodytheirchoice



Response to petition 'Fire-Cuts'

This petition has reached the required number of signatures to be considered at the next Council meeting. This meeting will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday 8 October in the Council Chamber, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN. The lead petitioner may speak for three minutes at the meeting, where a response will be tabled. This is a public meeting so anyone can attend and watch. November issue closes on October 18th Sunbury Shepperton Walton Molesey

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The Importance of Cow Dung in Sunbury Park By John Maxen, Spelthorne Natural History Society As we draw towards the end of summer and into autumn, the cows have been removed from Sunbury Park until next spring. Thank heavens I hear some of you say. It seems that for many visitors to the park, avoiding walking through a cow pat or worse, stopping their dog from rolling in it, is an important aspect of their visit. Cow dung is however, vitally important in maintaining and expanding the diversity of life in the grassland sward of Sunbury Park. In this article, I thought I would explain why. Cow dung (also known as pats, pies or manure), is the undigested residue of plant matter which has passed through the animal's gut. The resultant faecal matter is abundant in organic matter and minerals (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), and is spread thickly enough to support its own characteristic fauna, which in turn supports other predators higher in the food chain. It was reported in 2012 that cattle have a natural aversion to feeding around their own dung. This can lead to the formation of taller ungrazed patches, termed islets, of heavily fertilized sward around the dung pile that can be beneficial for many grassland arthropods, including spiders and many insects, both ground dwelling and those (such as bugs, Hemiptera) that live in the grass canopy. As it breaks down, cow dung is attacked by as many as 200 species of invertebrates, (earthworms, flies and beetles being the dominant kind) as well as by bacteria and fungi. Although we all know, and seen film of, the African dung burying beetles rolling elephant dung with their hind legs, we in Britain have a similar beetle Geotrupes spiniger (similar to the Dor beetle) that provisions its underground nests with dung along with other leaf matter. The maggots of several species of fly such as the specialist Yellow Dungfly (Scathophaga), also use dung in their life cycle. Although a predatory or nectar feeding species, they congregate around fresh dung to mate and the the female lays her eggs in the fresh pile. The larvae hatch on the surface and the maggots immediately burrow down, which is why some dung piles seem full of small holes. Other invertebrates using dung piles include Digger wasps, and Ichneumon wasps seek grubs in or on the dung which to deposit eggs that hatch and eat their hosts alive. Spiders, woodlice, earwigs and earthworms move in underneath to play their part in what is an incredibly complicated food web. To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

Many of the birds we see in Sunbury Park are also feed on the insects associated with cow dung with fresh piles being able to provide food over several weeks, important during the breeding season. Wagtails and others pick flies off the surface; Jackdaws and Common Starlings dig into dung pats and turn over the pieces to expose the insect larvae and beetles within. Swallows and others (including many species of bat) catch the aerial insects above. Food from dung can be especially valuable when we think of the (often reported) nationwide decline in the numbers of insects. And finally....... for those who wonder as to why their dogs have a tendency to roll in cow dung, many believe it is instinctual behaviour, referring back to the days when a dog's wild ancestors would mask their scent to help them sneak up on their prey. Wolves, for example, have been observed rolling in droppings of plant-eating animals, to cover up their own smell during the hunt. I am sure there are many other reasons..........! A new management plan for Sunbury Park is currently being prepared with publication due later this year. Written by an independent ecologist, his findings will guide us in all aspects of the management of Sunbury Park for the next 5-10 years. The initial work has involved the surveying invertebrates, plants, trees and birds found across the park. It will be fascinating to see how the organisms found in dung can help us in improving the management and increasing the diversity of the park for the enjoyment of all users.

Editor s note: We do recognise that there are those who are strongly anti cows in Sunbury Park. We know all too well about dogs rolling in poo and eating it, having experienced it many times while walking. This piece illustrates why cow dung is advantageous for ECOLOGY!


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Sunbury s Victorian School of Art By Mike Taylor When it comes to resident artists in Sunbury we are spoilt for choice; Daphne Clement, Sue Munson and Jil Orpen to name just a few. What you might not realise is that Sunbury also has a long tradition of being somewhere artists choose to live and work. In 1897 artists George and Eva Ostrehan and their children lived at Weir View, a house on the river bank opposite St Mary s Church. Although the house is long gone, the wisteria from their garden can still be found if you look carefully. George and Eva were ecclesiastical artists in the gothic revival tradition and leave us with many excellent examples of their work in both St Mary s and St Ignatius Weir View from a 1896 catalogue by George W churches. Wilson, famous for his landscapes and George Ostrehan, the sixth of seven children, was photographer to Victoria and Albert born in Andhra Pradesh India in 1865, where his father was a Chaplin with the British Army. George prospectus at Weir View, Sunbury-on-Thames. married Eva Mary Jane in 1890 at Westminster. The 1901 census shows George and Eva were They moved to Newlyn and exhibited with other living at 26 Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, and west Cornwall artists at Dowdeswell in 1890. in 1902 George is listed as renting an apartment in George also exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Sunbury House, a former military college. Why had Society of British Artists and The International George and Eva downsized from Weir View? Society. Was the art school not a success? Were gothic style George and Eva had two children before they commissions becoming harder to find? Perhaps moved to Sunbury, Henry Arthur Lawrence who George knew of the illness which was to claim his lived until 1975 and Edith Mary who died the year life in just one year; George died of cancer at the she was born in 1896. Two children were born in age of only 36 in 1903 and is buried in Sunbury Sunbury, Mary Edith Blanche born 1898 and Philip cemetery. George Ford born 1902, both living into old age. Eva continued to work after George s death and she George painted Christ The King on the chancel leaves us with stained glass of great beauty ceiling in St. Mary s in 1892, the year before and elegance in St. Mary s church. She died in George and Eva moved back to London. Three 1933 and is buried with her husband. superb stained glass windows by George in the If you are passing St. Mary s or St Ignatius and the upper gallery of St Mary s beautifully demonstrate church is open, why not pop in and look at these his great skill with glass. In St Ignatius church the fantastic works of art for yourselves. Whether you sanctuary ceiling mural, also of Christ The King , call it prayer or quiet contemplation, it will be the is a stunning piece by George and enhanced in the most uplifting five minutes of your day. late twentieth century by addition of the blue sky and gilt stars representing heaven. Two stained glass windows by George in the St Ignatius sanctuary commemorate the lives of two brothers, Fathers John and Thomas Davis, both parish priests in Sunbury. The 15th September 1897 London edition of The Guardian says Mr. and Mrs. George Ostrehan, having taken a charming house at Sunbury, are ready to receive resident STUDENTS. Ecclesiastical and decorative art a special feature. LandLeft, St Matthew and St Thomas in St Mary s church scape and other branches are also taught. Beau- by Eva Ostrehan and right, The St Ignatius sanctuary tiful scenery, boating, fishing; Apply for a ceiling by George Ostrehan To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991


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LOSRA Says .

Pavement Parking – Action at Last? It was in the June edition of last year that this magazine published an article by the LOSRA Vice-chairman on the vexed issue of pavement parking. Now, more than fifteen months later, this troublesome topic has (for the umpteenth time) been resurrected by the commons transport committee. Since 2015 the Department for Transport (DfT) has repeatedly promised to look into the issue as part of measures to support walking and cycling. It has, however, never drawn up proposals to change the law nor make it easier for councils to impose a local ban. (In fact similar parking overhauls have been attempted even earlier in 1974, 1979 and 1986). In their report MPs criticise Westminster s inaction over the issue, claiming that it has left communities blighted by unsightly and obstructive vehicles clogging up footpaths. Council leaders welcomed the MPs recommendation, saying that pavement parking damaged paths and left authorities facing huge bills. The commons transport committee says that the government should introduce a ban to help parents with pushchairs, wheelchair users and the blind. A ban would allow councils to set default pavement parking restrictions unless they expressly allow it on certain roads. Lilian Greenwood, the committee s Labour chairman, said that parking on pavements had a huge impact on people s lives and their ability to get around their communities , adding: We are deeply concerned that the government has failed to act on this issue, despite longstanding promises to do so. This is a thorny problem that may be difficult to resolve... but the government s inaction has left communities blighted by unsightly and obstructive pavement parking and individuals afraid or unable to leave their homes or safely navigate the streets.

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The Re-Greening of Saxonbury Avenue By Brian Catt

Our roadside trees provide the beauty of leaves and blossom changing with the seasons, in what are otherwise rather featureless developments, Sadly they also come to the end of their lives, naturally aged, because they simply became too big, or in some cases diseased. Surrey County Council do not replace then, so the beauty of these trees is lost to areas that can become ever bleaker as they reduce to solid urban skyline of featureless crowded roofs, lamp posts and wires, with massive loss of visual amenity, also reducing the value of the properties we chose to live in when it was green and lush. We are not allowed to plant or modify the verges without SCC permission. But all is not lost!

Saxonbury Avenue in 1980 with luxuriant trees

SCC approve tree wardens, who supervise planting new trees to replace the old on public land. We pay a token ÂŁ35 per tree, normally selected to be colourful, variable and appropriate to the sizes of houses and their plots, also to limit any natural mess the choice naturally creates. If you pay yourself, you can choose from a varied selection. In Saxonbury Avenue we lost a lot of cherry blossoms and established trees in private gardens. Our view changed rapidly from established leafy suburb to characterless urban estate within a few years. (See pictures. 1980 and 2016). Please mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


Saxonbury Avenue with no trees in 2016

A little research found David Woods, Sunbury's tree warden, and I leafleted the street for donations to be shared by the street. It was not an easy task. After some explaining and persuading we have 12 new trees, now establishing themselves. Come and take a look. A more established example of the tree wardens work is Sunna Gardens, where replanting also continues progressively, so not all will die at the same time! Not only does it look great, but it increases the attraction hence value of the area. So, if you have lost the trees in your road call the tree wardens to organise replacements. Details are on Spelthorne's website http:// www.spelthorne.gov.uk/article/18098/Treesponsorship Note from the editor: Remember the tree wardens will also plant trees in your garden so why not see how they can help you. ÂŁ35 donation for a tree is nothing! Sunbury Matters has one of the tree warden trees already and has ordered another 3. It is a no brainer. Thanks to these hard working volunteers who are taking it upon themselves to regreen our village and our borough.


Bishop Wand Celebrates 50

Congratulations to Bishop Wand School. To mark the school s 50th anniversary two special services were held at St Mary s Sunbury, where the Bishop of London herself addressed the school and 4 former headmasters, including Mr Denis Jones, the first head, were present. 1500 pupils and staff and guests joined in the celebrations.

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Mr Jones inspired the congregation with his tales of establishing the School in 1969 and meeting Bishop Wand in person in 1971, who he quoted as saying It was one of the happiest days of his life .

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National Fitness Games 2019 - Sunbury Triumph

Congratulations to the Sunbury Masters for coming 2nd in the recent National Fitness Games in Loughborough. Billed as a team based fitness competition like no other it is open to anyone, but it helps if you are super fit! Challenges involve endurance, strength, force and velocity and it is not for the faint hearted. Well done guys! You are amazing.

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Ted s Talk By Ted Hiscock

I love old advertisements. Nothing recalls this quite so vividly as the enameled metal signs. In the enamel sign - washed by the rain, impervious to the grime - is a hard fact reinforcing its message through almost total permanence. Ruby red and emerald green, cobalt blue, ivory white and ebony black, and an abundance of reassuring text and opulent imagery; they are the true relicts of the past. The heyday of enamel iron signs was comparatively short. They reached their peak before the First World War and went into decline in 1918; their end was in sight by the 1940s. In the half century leading up to World War 2, millions of signs were produced. A vast quantity of signs was exported, but this market declined and foreign countries, one by one, established their own enameling firms. The first enameling business in Britain was started up by Benjamin Baugh, in Birmingham, during the mid 1800s. Baugh was described in the Patent Office register as, '' Manager of Salts Patent Enamel Works''. A boom in enamel signs came with the expansion of the railways and orders for 10,000 signs were quite normal. Unfortunately, by the 1950s production had more or less come to an end. A new and powerful rival emerged in the form of huge hoardings, which not only masked the bomb sites but also displayed the novel American style photographic posters. This was the final nail in their coffin. However, this was not the end of the enamel sign; although many were destroyed, a lot stayed where they were. Most people did not notice the signs that remained, since they were neglected and their messages were often irrelevant. It was not until the early 1970s that an interest in these signs was shown. Slowly but surely they To advertise call Monica on 07979 808991

disappeared from their original placements and went into private collections. Luckily, many have been rescued and can be seen in museums around the country. These days, any that come onto the market command very high prices. Funnily enough, I was lucky to be able to buy one at a car boot recently. It was advertising Friary Ales & Stouts, not the most exciting but another one for my collection!

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It s Not Over Yet!

No Room for Complacency re Kempton Park By Alan Doyle, Keep Kempton Green

Kempton Park isn t safe yet! First The Jockey Club wanted 1000 dwellings. Then 1500, with shops and hotels (although those have been conspicuous by their absence from later plans). Then 2000. All on just half of the Kempton Park Green Belt. Their latest number is 3000 - on the whole place, bulldozing the racecourse and the grandstand in the process. Will they be satisfied with 3000? Given their track record – the move from 1000 to 2000 all took place in a matter of months, and involved giving different numbers to different people at the same time – we don t think so. We fully expect the 3000 number to be upped, and upped. This will become - if they re given half a chance - an all-you-can-eat buffet. They will keep coming back for more. Regular visitors to our website keepkemptongreen.com will be familiar with all this. All the evidence is there. To put it in context, the whole of Lower Sunbury comprises 5300-odd households, 12900 individuals. 3000 extra dwellings on their own would bring around 7300 people onto the already overburdened roads, schools and health facilities - an increase of 56% . Never mind the further increase from 3000 dwellings we expect from the Jockey Club. These plans must be stopped. And so far we have managed to do just that, through much effort in the background, but without spending much money at all. But we are now in the midst of the review of our Local Plan, through which The Jockey Club, and Redrow, their builders of choice, hope to get permission for their free lunch. If we are to stand a fighting chance, we need to have a lawyer to represent the interests of residents, particularly at the Examination in Public at which our new Local Plan will be scrutinised – and decided - by a Planning Inspector. While the input of the Council is vital, it is ultimately up to the Inspector. We have already instructed one of the leading QCs at the London Planning and EnvironPlease mention Sunbury Matters when responding to adverts


mental Bar. He is very familiar with Sunbury, having represented residents during previous planning hearings, and he is extremely good value for money. We raised almost £500 at the Sunbury Regatta – a gratifying sum, given the bad weather. Our Fighting Fund is growing fast, but we still have further to go. So we are appealing to your generous nature. Contributions can be made by direct transfer to our bank account; Barclays Bank Account name: Sort Code: Account number:

Keep Kempton Green 20-42-76 5326 5943

through PayPal (reference keepkemptongreen@hotmail.co.uk); or, by cheque, made out to Keep Kempton Green, to 20 Green Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 6RN. All contributions, of whatever size, will be most gratefully received.


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In the south east it has been another very challenging spring and summer for plants and trees, with the tree warden volunteers having to spend a lot of time on watering the trees that they planted during the last two winters. For anybody that would like to have trees planted anywhere in Spelthorne during the coming winter, now is the time to contact the team. They will resume planting in November and expect to plant over 120 trees before March.

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Gardening Matters Beautiful Blueberries

By Rachael Leverton

I love blueberries and they are not only incredibly good for you but also quite simple to grow. They thrive in a sunny border or in a pot on a balcony or patio, so there s no excuse for not harvesting a crop of your own. In addition, they are a generous plant. All varieties produce pretty white flowers in the spring, followed by delicate green fruits which ripen to deep blue. If that wasn t enough, the foliage then turns pink and peach for Autumn. Blueberry bushes do require an acid soil to thrive but if you don t have that (I don t!) then use pots of well-drained ericaceous compost. When you need to re-pot, choose a pot just a few inches larger because they fruit better in a snug pot! Ensure it has adequate drainage holes and put some stones or crocks in the bottom and keep it raised so it doesn t become waterlogged. Water with rainwater from your water butt, especially if you live in a hardwater area. Make sure they are watered well while they become established and also while the fruit is ripening. Feeding with tomato food helps too. Poor or erratic watering causes the blueberries to shrivel or split, and no-one likes a shrivelled blueberry! If you have acid soil you can plant blueberry bushes at any time of year when the ground is soft. Dig a hole twice the size of the root-ball and spread the roots as you refill the hole to the base of the stem. Press the soil down with the heel of your boot.

in pairs to allow for cross-pollination. If you can bear it, remove the flower buds in the first year after planting because it encourages strong stem growth better fruiting for the following year. They don t require any pruning for a few years. After that thin overcrowded or unproductive branches in winter after the leaves have fallen. Remember blueberries fruit on branches produced the previous year, so each year remove one or two of the oldest canes to make space for the more productive younger stems. In the winter move pots to a sheltered area or the shed for protection. NOTE – Our feathered friends love blueberries as much as we do so make sure you protect you harvest with netting! Happy gardening!

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Join Me - Stop Smoking! Hi, my name is Alison Griffiths and I am Currently The Deputy Cabinet Member For Health at Surrey County Council. As a heavy smoker for over 30 years I have the opportunity to take the 28 day challenge where Surrey County Council are challenging all smokers to give up smoking for 28 days. Did you know that if you give up for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to give up for good. I am happy to say I have accepted the challenge and I start my journey on the 1st October. Who out there would like to join me and start their own 28 Day Challenge? I am currently looking for smokers who are motivated to quit to join me on this journey. I will be posting daily Vlogs/Blogs about my personal journey to quit for 28 days which can be viewed on the One Stop Surrey Website https:// oneyousurrey.org.uk/28daychallenge/ If you feel ready to take the 28 Day Challenge, to become a fitter, richer, quitter please join me by registering with the 28 day challenge at www.28days.org.uk and become the healthier you that you deserve and say No to Smoking!


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New Walking Group for Health Sunbury on Thames Walkie Talkies

Local Nordic Walker and fitness Instructor Beverley Boon has long been thinking of starting a community walking group, gathering like minded people from the area, so at the end of September, the new group took its first strides! The group will start by meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 19.15 and will aim to walk between 60 and 90 minutes. The walks will be focused on fitness so the pace will start at moderate. After a few walks members will find their pace and the group hopes to establish slow, moderate and fast group to ensure inclusion. The exercise is free, the only requirement when walking in the dark is a high viz arm band and a torch. When Beverley originally canvased the idea on social media she received an overwhelming response and 50 people signed up so the interest is clearly there. Beverley said I think this is a fabulous initiative to get people walking and talking, it combats seasonal affected disorder (SAD) it also promotes positive mental wellbeing and is ideal for those working in the office all day. The group is open to everybody and those wanting to join can sign up at the newly launched Facebook page "Sunbury on Thames Walkie Talkies" The winter nights will not put Bev's resolve off either, she says I am aware that once the dark nights close in it is safer to walk in groups . Beverley is hoping to get something advertised at the Health Centre too. Given their support to get Sunbury healthy, that seems a great place to share the idea. So, if running is not your thing and you want to walk, get fitter and meet some locals, get in touch and get walking.

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Sunbury Cemetery Best in South East As we were going to print we heard the good news that Sunbury Cemetery has been voted overall best in the South & South East with Staines and Ashford cemeteries picking up golds too. The Walled Garden, Sunbury picked up a gold award in the small parks category. Congratulations to these venues and thanks to those who tend them.




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What s Happening Locally? If you want your event listed please email 50 words to email info@villagematters.co.uk Spelthorne Natural History Society. Wednesday 9th October at 8pm, St Peter's (Small) Church Hall, Laleham Road, Staines, TW18 2DX. (Note change of venue). Andrew Halstead is an author and lecturer on garden pests, wildlife gardening and the biological control of pests. Before retiring, Andrew was the Principal Entomologist at the RHS. Andrew will be giving a talk about Wildlife gardening. £3 charge for non members The Friends of St Mary's are very pleased to welcome back the Weybridge Male Voice Choir, with their Musical Director Jonathon Kilhams, for another evening of popular and classical music. 12th October 7.30pm. St Mary's Church, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6RG. For more details and ticketing , please see our website : fosmsunbury.org.uk or call 01932 785035 or 01932 785807 The History of Ashford Hospital by Nick Pollard will be the subject of the next meeting of the Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, on Tuesday 15th October at Halliford School, Russell Road, Shepperton. The meeting starts at 8pm and all are welcome, £2 for non-members Sunbury Working Artists Exhibition. Friday to Sunday 1st-3rd November. 11am – 5pm Squires Orangery, Halliford Road, Shepperton. Free entry Sunbury Library Coffee Time. The Friends of Sunbury Library invite you to a Coffee Time on 4 October & 1 November between 10 and 11:30. Coffee or tea, biscuits and a general knowledge quiz for 50p. NEWS: Local History Exhibition at Library on Sat 9 Nov! Sunbury Library, The Parade, Staines Road West, Sunbury

Zodiac Musical Society are performing the spectacular tap dancing musical

42nd Street

at Magna Carta Theatre, Thorpe Road, Egham TW18 3HJ from Wednesday 9 to Saturday 12 October 2019 at 7.30 pm and a Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm. Peggy, a talented but innocent young girl, attends an audition for a part in a new show Pretty Lady directed by the well established Julian Marsh. It does not go to plan for Peggy and she is sacked from the show. But when the company s leading lady Dorothy Brock is injured, the girls remember Peggy s talent and she is called back, just as she is leaving to return to Allentown

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The Arts Society. Wednesday, October 16th. 20TH CENTURY GLASS - NEW MARKETS. Delve into the recently revealed wonders of mid–century modern European glassware including Mdina, Wedgwood and some of the most important postwar Czech designs. Hear about the key designers and the influences behind their work. You might recognise lecturer Mark Hill as the miscellaneous and collectables expert on the Antiques Roadshow as well as 4 BBC 2 primetime TV shows. Coffee from 9.45, lecture starts at 10.30. First lecture is free, guests very welcome. Find out more atwww.theartssocietyrunnymede.org.uk TOP BRITISH BLUES STARS PLAYING AT SUNBURY CRICKET CLUB DAVE KELLY & MAGGIE BELL. On Friday 4 th October Sunbury Cricket Club Music Nights welcomes two members of British blues and rock royalty, both major figures of the British and international R&B scene, two great voices and two great reputations, for a wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul and good times. MAGGIE BELL – Scotland s Queen of Soul, founder member of Stone the Crows, later had a successful solo career on both sides of the Atlantic, now once again back on the music scene after a 20 year lay-off. She was a resounding hit at the Led Zeppelin reunion concert in 2008. DAVE KELLY is by now a familiar face at Sunbury Music Club with his own band – he is London s slide guitar king, having learned his trade in the backing bands of, and recording with, Son House, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells to name but five blues legends, and a founder member of The Blues Band. It is rare for the village to be able to stage a show of this calibre and it s an opportunity for local music fans to enjoy top quality entertainment on our doorstep. Tickets are £12.50 on sale on-line in advance at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sunbury-music-club/dave-kelly/201910-04/20:30/t-opqzdy, and on the night if not sold out in advance. Sunbury Cricket Club is in Lower Hampton Road, TW16 5PS. For more info contact paulwatts1946@googlemail.com


Mayor s Charity Events: Saturday 5th October - St Peter's Church Mayor's charity fund raising evening - Jazz Night with the Nevada Street Four. Fun, great music, Thameside Brewery beer and Prosecco bars. From 7.00 pm, tickets £15 Sunday 27th October - The Bells PH, Church Street, Staines. Charity fund raising Quiz Night, with buffet and raffle. 7.00 pm, tickets £10 each, prize for winning team.


Friday 1st November - Greeno Centre, Shepperton. Rat Pack Evening, music and (optional!) dancing, BYOB and food. 8 pm start, tickets £15


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Thursday 14th Sponsored by Shepperton Aurora Rotary

November 2019 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm

‘One World’ An evening of music, dance and drama

by the Performing Arts Department at Thamesmead School

Painting by Beverley Haines

with special guest, harpist, Margaret Watson

The Halliford School Theatre, Russell Road, Shepperton, TW17 9HX Tickets £12 (students £6) available from www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk New members always welcome at the Holiday Inn, Shepperton Shepperton Aurora on Wednesday for breakfast 7.15am to 8.30am Contact Ken 01932 770590 Shepperton and Sunbury on Monday evening 7.00pm Contact Chris 01932 231598

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October 2019 Sunbury Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Sunbury. Finalist in the Spelthorne Means Business awards 2019

October 2019 Sunbury Matters  

The monthly community magazine for Sunbury. Finalist in the Spelthorne Means Business awards 2019